- Unintended Consequences
- Intended consequences
- Hidden Agendas
- Long Term Strategies vs. Short Term Strategies
The question most often asked by a business seeking to have more clarity about who they are, is whether moving to a model which addresses any number of the topics listed above, with intent around more transparency and community, is doable and can be profitable at the same time.
There is no right or wrong answer to the question. Every business creates its own model in a way that business deems best for its purposes. The paradox rests in the ability of the business model to support its values while manifesting full comprehension from all stakeholders. The challenge lies in creating clarity around what those values are and what they might become.
Not every business model supports a larger community view. To be clear about where on the continuum a business is situated, and to have all stakeholders committed to the values emotionally and mentally creates an environment for greater retention, productivity, and better health for the individual and the business model.